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ERIC Number: ED450002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Gender and Attainment in Scotland. SCRE Spotlights 64.
Powney, Janet
Questions are repeatedly raised about equality and equity in the education system. Teachers, policymakers, and parents have an interest in monitoring educational provision and outcomes in relation to various pupil groups, one of the most obvious being gender. To identify recent trends in the relationships between gender and attainment in Scotland, the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department commissioned a review of research and statistics about pupils' attainment by the time they leave school. The period covered was 1985-1995. This report comments on three factors connected with gender differences in attainment: (1) the effects of bias in assessment and teaching; (2) influences of home and society; and (3) the interaction between class, ethnicity, and gender in achievement. Offers suggestions for teaching that take into account differences in social class, ethnicity, and gender. Contains 24 references. (BT)
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St John Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8JR; Tel: +44 (0)131-557 2944; Fax: +44 (0)131-556 9454; E-mail: (; Web site: (
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)